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Complete Health Indicator Report of Incidence of Melanoma of the Skin

Definition

Incidence rate of invasive melanoma of the skin for a defined population in a specified time interval. Rates are age-adjusted to the 2000 U.S. Standard Population. Rates are per 100,000 population.

Numerator

Number of new cases of melanoma of the skin among a defined population in a specified time interval.

Denominator

Defined population in a specified time interval.

Why Is This Important?

Cancer of the skin is by far the most common of all cancers. Melanoma accounts for less than 5% of skin cancer cases but causes a large majority of skin cancer deaths. Most melanoma of the skin is caused by exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun. Whites have age-adjusted incidence rates that are more than 15 times higher than Blacks. People with light complexions have the highest risk of melanoma of the skin.

How Are We Doing?

During 2015, 1,342 men and 1008 women in New Jersey were diagnosed with melanoma of the skin. Between 1990 and 2015, age-adjusted incidence rates for melanoma of the skin increased from 14.4 to 28.2 cases per 100,000 for males and from 10.2 cases to 18.1 cases per 100,000 in females. During the same interval, age-adjusted incidence rates increased in Whites from 13.1 to 26.5 per 100,000. The lifetime risk of developing melanoma of the skin is 1 in 36 for men and 1 in 58 for women.

What Is Being Done?

A Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan was developed by the Task Force on Cancer Prevention, Early Detection and Treatment in New Jersey which aims to reduce the incidence, illness and death due to cancer among New Jersey residents. [https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/ncccp/ccc_plans.htm]

Available Services

The New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) has many programs and partnerships related to cancer data and information, cancer resources and cancer prevention. Cancer Epidemiology Services: [https://nj.gov/health/ces/] Interactive New Jersey cancer incidence and mortality data, as well as numerous publications, are available through the NJDOH website for cancer statistics and mapping. [https://www.nj.gov/health/ces/cancer-researchers/cancer-data/index.shtml] Office of Cancer Control and Prevention: [https://www.nj.gov/health/ces/public/resources/occp.shtml] NJ Cancer Education and Early Detection (NJCEED): [https://www.nj.gov/health/ces/public/resources/njceed.shtml] NJ Commission on Cancer Research: [https://www.nj.gov/health/ces/cancer-researchers/njccr.shtml]


Related Indicators

Related Health Status Outcomes Indicators:



Data Tables


NJ Age-Adjusted Invasive Melanoma of the Skin Incidence, by Year and Sex, 1990 - 2015

SexYearAge-Adjusted Rate per 100,000Lower LimitUpper LimitNumer- ator
Record Count: 52
Male199014.413.115.8493
Male199115.714.317.1537
Male199215.113.816.5526
Male199314.913.616.2520
Male199415.914.617.3566
Male199516.715.418.1606
Male199619.818.421.3724
Male199722.220.723.8809
Male199820.218.821.7754
Male199920.018.621.5757
Male200020.118.721.6765
Male200123.822.325.4921
Male200227.125.528.81,058
Male200325.323.726.91,002
Male200427.926.329.61,112
Male200525.323.826.91,019
Male200627.225.628.91,101
Male200727.926.329.61,155
Male200828.426.830.01,203
Male200927.325.728.91,161
Male201028.126.529.71,215
Male201129.327.731.01,284
Male201228.026.529.61,253
Male201329.327.731.01,320
Male201429.327.831.01,367
Male201528.226.729.81,342
Female199010.29.211.2433
Female19918.77.99.7377
Female19928.98.09.8386
Female19939.18.210.1408
Female199411.110.112.1490
Female199510.69.611.6479
Female199610.910.011.9498
Female199713.212.214.3612
Female199812.011.013.0560
Female199911.810.812.8561
Female200013.012.014.1622
Female200115.214.116.4725
Female200216.715.617.9809
Female200314.813.715.9724
Female200416.415.317.6802
Female200518.517.319.7910
Female200618.617.419.8926
Female200719.017.820.3946
Female200816.915.718.1863
Female200916.915.818.1869
Female201018.116.919.3942
Female201116.115.017.3851
Female201217.416.318.6936
Female201317.816.619.0963
Female201416.915.818.0931
Female201518.116.919.31,008

Data Notes

Incidence rates (cases per 100,000 population per year) are age-adjusted to the 2000 US standard population (19 age groups: <1, 1-4, 5-9, ..., 80-84, 85+). Rates are for invasive cancer only (except for bladder cancer which is invasive and in situ) or unless otherwise specified.

Data Sources

  • NJ State Cancer Registry, Dec 28, 2017 Analytic File, using NCI SEER*Stat ver 8.3.5, [https://seer.cancer.gov/seerstat/]
  • NJ population estimates as calculated by the NCI's SEER Program, released December 2016, [https://www.seer.cancer.gov/popdata/download.html]


NJ Age-Adjusted Invasive Melanoma of the Skin Incidence by County, Males, 2011-2015

CountyAge-Adjusted Rate per 100,000 MalesLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- ator
Record Count: 22
Atlantic34.430.239.0257
Bergen24.022.126.0613
Burlington33.930.737.4422
Camden27.524.630.6351
Cape May62.453.971.9219
Cumberland26.121.132.097
Essex18.116.120.3308
Gloucester34.330.039.0249
Hudson10.18.412.0134
Hunterdon44.137.351.8168
Mercer31.627.935.6280
Middlesex21.919.924.1437
Monmouth39.636.642.8678
Morris34.030.937.3470
Ocean44.141.147.3828
Passaic17.815.420.5207
Salem47.337.658.987
Somerset29.225.533.2243
Sussex37.731.544.7147
Union20.818.323.5271
Warren31.825.539.395
New Jersey28.928.229.66,566

Data Notes

Incidence rates (cases per 100,000 population per year) are age-adjusted to the 2000 US standard population (19 age groups: <1, 1-4, 5-9, ..., 80-84, 85+). Rates are for invasive cancer only (except for bladder cancer which is invasive and in situ) or unless otherwise specified. Number of cases (numerator) is the total count of cases in five years.

Data Sources

  • NJ State Cancer Registry, Dec 28, 2017 Analytic File, using NCI SEER*Stat ver 8.3.5, [https://seer.cancer.gov/seerstat/]
  • NJ population estimates as calculated by the NCI's SEER Program, released December 2016, [https://www.seer.cancer.gov/popdata/download.html]


NJ Age-Adjusted Invasive Melanoma of the Skin Incidence by County, Females, 2011-2015

CountyAge-Adjusted Rate per 100,000 FemalesLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- ator
Record Count: 22
Atlantic18.615.821.7166
Bergen13.211.914.7403
Burlington21.519.124.2303
Camden15.914.018.1250
Cape May31.025.237.9122
Cumberland9.16.512.443
Essex9.78.511.1223
Gloucester21.518.425.0182
Hudson6.55.37.8115
Hunterdon36.430.043.6136
Mercer18.115.620.9196
Middlesex15.313.817.0366
Monmouth25.823.528.3509
Morris21.218.923.8326
Ocean27.324.929.9558
Passaic11.59.813.4163
Salem29.121.538.654
Somerset20.717.923.8214
Sussex21.417.326.4100
Union11.59.913.3186
Warren21.816.827.872
New Jersey17.316.817.84,689

Data Notes

Incidence rates (cases per 100,000 population per year) are age-adjusted to the 2000 US standard population (19 age groups: <1, 1-4, 5-9, ..., 80-84, 85+). Rates are for invasive cancer only (except for bladder cancer which is invasive and in situ) or unless otherwise specified. Number of cases (numerator) is the total count of cases in five years.

Data Sources

  • NJ State Cancer Registry, Dec 28, 2017 Analytic File, using NCI SEER*Stat ver 8.3.5, [https://seer.cancer.gov/seerstat/]
  • NJ population estimates as calculated by the NCI's SEER Program, released December 2016, [https://www.seer.cancer.gov/popdata/download.html]


Age-Adjusted Invasive Melanoma of the Skin Incidence, by Race/Ethnicity, New Jersey, 1990-2015

Race/EthnicityYearAge-Adjusted Rate per 100,000Lower LimitUpper LimitNumer- ator
Record Count: 104
White199013.112.214.0885
White199113.012.113.9885
White199212.511.713.4857
White199312.611.813.5877
White199414.413.615.41,005
White199514.813.915.71,049
White199617.016.018.01,199
White199719.618.520.61,396
White199817.917.018.91,292
White199917.917.018.91,304
White200018.717.719.71,371
White200122.221.223.31,627
White200224.923.726.01,841
White200322.721.623.81,690
White200425.023.926.21,870
White200525.424.326.61,904
White200626.024.927.21,950
White200727.025.928.22,035
White200826.225.127.42,022
White200925.424.226.51,970
White201026.325.127.52,071
White201125.524.426.62,020
White201226.024.927.22,083
White201326.124.927.22,102
White201425.924.827.12,139
White201526.525.427.72,207
Black19901.60.92.714
Black19910.80.31.76
Black19921.60.82.713
Black19931.50.82.613
Black19941.00.41.98
Black19950.80.31.67
Black19960.90.41.89
Black19971.81.02.916
Black19980.90.41.78
Black19990.80.31.67
Black20000.80.31.68
Black20010.90.41.78
Black20020.60.21.36
Black20031.20.62.310
Black20041.40.72.413
Black20051.00.51.911
Black20061.50.82.415
Black20070.80.41.69
Black20080.70.31.49
Black20091.00.51.712
Black20101.10.61.914
Black20111.00.51.713
Black20120.70.31.48
Black20131.00.51.711
Black20140.70.31.39
Black20151.71.12.622
Hispanic19903.51.95.916
Hispanic19913.31.95.318
Hispanic19923.62.15.821
Hispanic19932.81.54.814
Hispanic19942.71.54.417
Hispanic19953.62.15.721
Hispanic19964.62.87.124
Hispanic19978.15.711.147
Hispanic19985.53.58.129
Hispanic19993.92.46.026
Hispanic20003.72.35.727
Hispanic20014.32.76.333
Hispanic20023.72.55.433
Hispanic20036.34.58.452
Hispanic20046.95.09.254
Hispanic20053.42.25.030
Hispanic20063.22.14.632
Hispanic20075.03.56.846
Hispanic20085.33.97.151
Hispanic20093.92.75.343
Hispanic20104.43.15.947
Hispanic20113.42.44.743
Hispanic20125.23.96.863
Hispanic20134.73.56.157
Hispanic20144.83.76.365
Hispanic20153.72.74.950
Asian/PI1990**
Asian/PI1991**
Asian/PI1992**
Asian/PI1993**
Asian/PI19942.60.86.36
Asian/PI19951.60.54.25
Asian/PI19961.70.64.26
Asian/PI1997**
Asian/PI1998**
Asian/PI1999**
Asian/PI2000**
Asian/PI2001**
Asian/PI2002**
Asian/PI20031.10.42.47
Asian/PI20042.71.25.210
Asian/PI2005**
Asian/PI20062.41.24.413
Asian/PI20072.10.94.28
Asian/PI20081.00.32.26
Asian/PI20091.30.52.88
Asian/PI20101.00.32.36
Asian/PI20111.50.62.99
Asian/PI20121.30.52.67
Asian/PI20131.30.52.67
Asian/PI20141.20.62.310
Asian/PI20150.90.32.07

Data Notes

Data for Whites and Blacks includes Hispanics. Hispanic ethnicity includes all races. Incidence rates (cases per 100,000 population per year) are age-adjusted to the 2000 US standard population (19 age groups: <1, 1-4, 5-9, ..., 80-84, 85+). Rates are for invasive cancer only (except for bladder cancer which is invasive and in situ) or unless otherwise specified. **Rates/counts are suppressed if fewer than 5 cases were reported in the specified category.

Data Sources

  • NJ State Cancer Registry, Dec 28, 2017 Analytic File, using NCI SEER*Stat ver 8.3.5, [https://seer.cancer.gov/seerstat/]
  • NJ population estimates as calculated by the NCI's SEER Program, released December 2016, [https://www.seer.cancer.gov/popdata/download.html]

References and Community Resources

More information on melanoma skin cancer is available from the American Cancer Society: [https://www.cancer.org/cancer/melanoma-skin-cancer.html]; and the NJ State Cancer Registry: [https://nj.gov/health/ces/documents/briefs/melanoma_skin_incidence.pdf] and [https://nj.gov/health/ces/documents/reports/melanoma_report.pdf].

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